When Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz decided to throw water bottles at a press conference, the Nevada State Athletic Commission decided that was going to cost the Irishman $75,000 and 50 hours of community service. But now the strong scent of money is wafting through the air (i.e., the inevitability of a McGregor/Floyd Mayweather fight), so yesterday the Nevada commission decided that maybe their punishment was too severe.
After all, they want that mega-super-insane fight to happen in Las Vegas.
As per MMAFighting:
Conor McGregor finally received his re-hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) over his infamous UFC 202 press conference bottle-throwing incident, and it was a beneficial one.
McGregor’s punishment was adjusted to a $25,000 fine and 25 hours of community service during a Wednesday meeting of the NAC — a far cry from the $75,000 fine and 50 hours McGregor initially received from the commission in October.
The ruling ended a long saga that began on Aug. 17 when McGregor and the team of his UFC 202 opponent, Nate Diaz, engaged in a fiery skirmish inside of the Copperfield Theater in Las Vegas, bringing UFC 202’s pre-fight press conference to a premature end. Following a walkout by Diaz, the two sides hurled several water bottles at one another across the theater, with McGregor even throwing a Monster Energy can he grabbed off the dais. The incident was heavily promoted on various media throughout the rest of fight week and ultimately helped UFC 202 become one of the highest-selling UFC pay-per-views of all-time.